Jin Ho Han, M.D.


Faculty Appointments
Professor of Emergency Medicine
M.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OhioM.D., Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New YorkB.A., Music, New York University, New York, New York
Office Address
Department of Emergency Medicine
703 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37232-4700
Research Description
Dr. Han is an associate professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and also served as chief resident. He completed a research fellowship and obtained a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. In addition to his clinical responsibilities in the emergency department, Dr. Han has been very active in patient oriented research. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews in the areas of geriatric medicine, cardiology, and emergency department overcrowding. He is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Grant and Emergency Medicine Foundation Career Development Award and has served as co-investigator on several NIH grants. Dr. Han was most recently funded by a National Institute on Aging K23 award which validated several brief delirium assessments for the emergency department setting and investigated how delirium in the ED affects long-term outcomes.
Research Keywords
delirium, long-term cognition, heart failure
Morandi A, Hughes CG, Thompson JL, Pandharipande PP, Shintani AK, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Jackson JC, Laskowitz DT, Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD. Statins and delirium during critical illness: a multicenter, prospective cohort study. Crit. Care Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8): 1899-909. PMID: 24810528, PMCID: PMC4103957, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000398, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Storrow AB, Jenkins CA, Self WH, Alexander PT, Barrett TW, Han JH, McNaughton CD, Heavrin BS, Gheorghiade M, Collins SP. The burden of acute heart failure on U.S. emergency departments. JACC Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 2(3): 269-77. PMID: 24952694, PMCID: PMC4429129, PII: S2213-1779(14)00102-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2014.01.006, ISSN: 2213-1787.

Han JH, Wilson A, Graves AJ, Shintani A, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Powers JS, Vernon J, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in older emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2): 180-7. PMID: 24673674, PMCID: PMC4034173, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12309, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Wilson A, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani A, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Graves AJ, Storrow AB, Shuster J, Ely EW. Diagnosing delirium in older emergency department patients: validity and reliability of the delirium triage screen and the brief confusion assessment method. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 62(5): 457-65. PMID: 23916018, PMCID: PMC3936572, PII: S0196-0644(13)00436-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.05.003, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Brummel NE, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Boehm L, Pun BT, Ely EW. Implementing delirium screening in the ICU: secrets to success. Crit. Care Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9): 2196-208. PMID: 23896832, PMCID: PMC3772682, DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31829a6f1e, ISSN: 1530-0293.

Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Hughes CG, Ely EW. Epidemiology and risk factors for delirium across hospital settings. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Sep; 26(3): 277-87. PMID: 23040281, PMCID: PMC3580997, PII: S1521-6896(12)00036-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpa.2012.07.003, ISSN: 1878-1608.

Heavrin BS, Fu R, Han JH, Storrow AB, Lowe RA. An evaluation of statewide emergency department utilization following Tennessee Medicaid disenrollment. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Nov; 18(11): 1121-8. PMID: 22044504, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01204.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Morandi A, Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Solberg LM, Neal EB, Koestner T, Torres R, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Han JH, Schnelle J, Fick DM, Ely EW, Kripalani S. Inappropriate medications in elderly ICU survivors: where to intervene?. Arch. Intern. Med. 2011 Jun 6/13/2011; 171(11): 1032-4. PMID: 21670372, PMCID: PMC3575737, PII: 171/11/1032, DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.233, ISSN: 1538-3679.

Han JH, Bryce SN, Ely EW, Kripalani S, Morandi A, Shintani A, Jackson JC, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Schnelle J. The effect of cognitive impairment on the accuracy of the presenting complaint and discharge instruction comprehension in older emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 57(6): 662-671.e2. PMID: 21272958, PMCID: PMC3603343, PII: S0196-0644(10)01834-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.12.002, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Han JH, Eden S, Shintani A, Morandi A, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in older emergency department patients is an independent predictor of hospital length of stay. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 18(5): 451-7. PMID: 21521405, PMCID: PMC3768130, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01065.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Shintani A, Eden S, Morandi A, Solberg LM, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in the emergency department: an independent predictor of death within 6 months. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2010 Sep; 56(3): 244-252.e1. PMID: 20363527, PMCID: PMC3768121, PII: S0196-0644(10)00220-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.03.003, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Han JH, Wilson A, Ely EW. Delirium in the older emergency department patient: a quiet epidemic. Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am. 2010 Aug; 28(3): 611-31. PMID: 20709246, PMCID: PMC3708798, PII: S0733-8627(10)00034-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2010.03.005, ISSN: 1558-0539.

Han JH, France DJ, Levin SR, Jones ID, Storrow AB, Aronsky D. The effect of physician triage on emergency department length of stay. J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2010 Aug; 39(2): 227-33. PMID: 19168306, PII: S0736-4679(08)00867-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.10.006, ISSN: 0736-4679.

Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Shintani A, Girard TD, Ely EW. Delirium and mortality risk prediction: a story in evolution [letter]. Crit Care [print-electronic]. 2010; 14(5): 449; author reply 449. PMID: 21062516, PMCID: PMC3219280, PII: cc9282, DOI: 10.1186/cc9282, ISSN: 1466-609X.

Morandi A, Han JH, Callison C, Ely EW, Schnelle JF. Delirium in nursing home residents across care transitions: a preliminary report [letter]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Oct; 57(10): 1956-8. PMID: 19807810, PMCID: PMC3768114, PII: JGS2472, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02472.x, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Han JH, Morandi A, Ely EW, Callison C, Zhou C, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Habermann R, Schnelle J. Delirium in the nursing home patients seen in the emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 May; 57(5): 889-94. PMID: 19484845, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02219.x, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Han JH, Zimmerman EE, Cutler N, Schnelle J, Morandi A, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in older emergency department patients: recognition, risk factors, and psychomotor subtypes. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2009 Mar; 16(3): 193-200. PMID: 19154565, PII: ACEM339, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00339.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Storrow AB, Zhou C, Gaddis G, Han JH, Miller K, Klubert D, Laidig A, Aronsky D. Decreasing lab turnaround time improves emergency department throughput and decreases emergency medical services diversion: a simulation model. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2008 Nov; 15(11): 1130-5. PMID: 18638034, PII: ACEM181, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00181.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Lindsell CJ, Hornung RW, Lewis T, Storrow AB, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Miller CD, Peacock WF, Pollack CV, Gibler WB, . The elder patient with suspected acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2007 Aug; 14(8): 732-9. PMID: 17567963, PII: j.aem.2007.04.008, DOI: 10.1197/j.aem.2007.04.008, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Zhou C, France DJ, Zhong S, Jones I, Storrow AB, Aronsky D. The effect of emergency department expansion on emergency department overcrowding. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Apr; 14(4): 338-43. PMID: 17400996, PII: j.aem.2006.12.005, DOI: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.12.005, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Miller KF, Storrow AB. Factors affecting cardiac catheterization rates in elders with acute coronary syndromes. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2007 Mar; 14(3): 228-33. PMID: 17242386, PII: j.aem.2006.09.054, DOI: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.09.054, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Han JH, Lindsell CJ, Storrow AB, Luber S, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Peacock WF, Pollack CV, Gibler WB, . The role of cardiac risk factor burden in diagnosing acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department setting. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2007 Feb; 49(2): 145-52, 152.e1. PMID: 17145112, PII: S0196-0644(06)02402-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2006.09.027, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Han JH, Slovis CM, Miller KF, Gibler WB, Hoekstra JW, Peacock WF, Hollander JE, Pollack CV, . Discordant cardiac biomarkers: frequency and outcomes in emergency department patients with chest pain. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2006 Dec; 48(6): 660-5. PMID: 17112930, PII: S0196-0644(06)00701-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2006.05.016, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Han JH, Chandra A, Mulgund J, Roe MT, Peterson ED, Szczech LA, Patel U, Ohman EM, Lindsell CJ, Gibler WB. Chronic kidney disease in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes. Am. J. Med. 2006 Mar; 119(3): 248-54. PMID: 16490471, PII: S0002-9343(06)00003-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.08.057, ISSN: 1555-7162.

Kosowsky JM, Han JH, Collins SP, McAfee AT, Storrow AB. Assessment of stroke index using impedance cardiography: comparison with traditional vital signs for detection of moderate acute blood loss in healthy volunteers. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Aug; 9(8): 775-80. PMID: 12153880, ISSN: 1069-6563.